Banchory Prime Four Beast Race
1600 racers tackle the Prime Four Beast!
Nearly 1600 brave racers tackled a demanding 10km course and conquered 30 epic obstacles at Knockburn Loch, near Banchory, on Saturday. The beastly obstacles included wading through chin deep mud, climbing over 12ft high wooden walls, squeezing through water filled tunnels and sliding into the icy loch.
Siobhan Prise won the ‘Fastest Female Beast’ with a stunning time of 1:02:01, and Ian Russell beasted himself to pick up the ‘Fastest Male Beast prize’ with a time of 51:37. The team prizes were won by ‘The Beast Racers!’ as the ‘Fastest Female Team of 6’; the 4 Scots repeated their Loch Ness victory as the ‘Fastest Male Team of 6’; and ‘First Integrated Solutions’ won the category ‘Fasted Mixed Team of 6’.
Richard Lawes of Firetrail Events said:
“We were delighted to once again host the event in the stunning location at Knockburn Loch, and the competitors rose to what was an exceptional challenge. The team work, camaraderie and spirit shown by everyone who competed today demonstrated again what makes the Prime Four Beast Race such a special event.”
“We would like to say a huge thank you to the marshals, the first aid team, and the emergency services, all of whom were outstanding in their help and support to our participants.”
“We are also expecting the event to raise over £30,000 for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland who provide care and support to victims and families of coronary heart disease, stroke and chest illness.”
Fife Hyland from Prime Four said:
“Fitness, strength, resilience and, most importantly, team work are all required to complete the Beast – as well as a sense of humour – and all those qualities were on show today! Despite being soaking wet and covered in mud, as the competitors came across the finish line, they all had big grins on their faces. The character and spirit of the Beast is a great fit for Prime Four, helping us promote the active health and wellbeing activity programme we deliver to our tenants at the business park.”